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Apr 16, 2009 Mother Jones
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5 questions for writer David Plotz
Topics: David Plotz, Slate, Bible, Good Book
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Feb 25, 2009 Mother Jones
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Mother Jones art director Tim Luddy discusses the January/February '09 Obama cover.
Topics: obama, art, illustration
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Feb 6, 2009 Mother Jones
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Laura McClure interviews columnist Debra Dickerson about President Obama, civil rights, and Black History Month.
Topics: News, Politics, Mother Jones, MoJo, Laura McClure, Debra Dickerson, Civil Rights, Black History...
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Jan 30, 2009 Mother Jones
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A podcast interview with satirical illustrator Steve Brodner.
Topics: arts, satire, cartoonist, illustration, politics
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Jan 30, 2009 Mother Jones
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A conversation with satirical illustrator Steve Brodner.
Topics: arts, steve brodner, satirical illustration, cartoonist
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Jan 23, 2009 Mother Jones
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Mother Jones speaks with author Norah Vincent
Topics: Mother Jones, Norah Vincent
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Dec 18, 2008 Mother Jones
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Why did Straight No Chaser's holiday video get so much YouTube love? Two of the group's singers speculate in this audio podcast. With transcript.
Topics: arts, a cappella, youtube, atlantic records
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Dec 11, 2008 Mother Jones
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Cameraman Dave Chameides talks about what happens when you store a year's worth of trash in your basement.
Topics: Environment, Mother Jones, Interview, Dave Chameides, 365 Days of Trash, Sustainable Dave, Trash,...
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Dec 11, 2008 Mother Jones
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Cameraman Dave Chameides talks about what happens when you store a year's worth of trash in your basement.
Topics: Mother Jones, Dave Chameides, 365 Days of Trash, Sustainable Dave, Trash, Basement
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Nov 7, 2008 Mother Jones
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British writer Rose George on the disposal of human waste and her new book, The Big Necessity.
Topics: environment, rose george, waste disposal, sewage
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Nov 6, 2008 Mother Jones
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Ozomatli band member Ulises Bella talks about what it's like to be a cultural ambassador for the Bush administration.
Topics: Mother Jones, Ozomati, Gary Moskowitz, Ulises Bella, Bella, cultural ambassador, department of...
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Oct 30, 2008 Mother Jones
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Listen to Sheerly Avni interview Joss Whedon at length. An abridged text version of this interview is available in the November/December 2008 print edition of Mother Jones magazine, on sale now.
Topics: Media, Joss Whedon, Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse, Sheerly Avni
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Oct 17, 2008 Mother Jones
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Food safety expert Marion Nestle talks about why US vegetables are scarier than American meat, the problem with "country of origin" labeling, and the pros and cons of a Chinese food boycott.
Topics: food and beverage, food safety, produce, meat, fda, usda
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Oct 17, 2008 Mother Jones
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Food safety expert Marion Nestle talks about why US vegetables are scarier than American meat, the problem with "country of origin" labeling, and the pros and cons of a Chinese food boycott.
Topics: food and beverage, fda, usda, food safety, pet food
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Oct 14, 2008 Mother Jones
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An interview with Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Topics: environment, peta, people for the ethical treatment of animals, animal rights
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Oct 3, 2008 Mother Jones
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MoJo Audio: Linguist Robin Lakoff Analyzes Sarah Palin's Twang and other Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidate Speech Patterns. An interview by Kiera Butler of Mother Jones the day after the VP debate.
Topics: Sarah Palin, John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, vice president, president, candidates, debate,...
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Sep 5, 2008 Mother Jones
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The author of Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life talks about the Prius vs. Smart Car debate, ecofriendly yoga poses, and her one green sin. Interview by Brittney Andres
Topics: environment, lifestyle, arts, books, green, sustainable, sophie uliano, mother jones
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Aug 19, 2008 Mother Jones
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Eddie Scher interviews blogger Kevin Drum about his move to MotherJones.com
Topics: politics, nation, culture, lifestyle, kevin drum, drum, blogger, blog, mother jones
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Jul 3, 2008 Mother Jones
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Gary Moskowitz interviews Bruce Falconer about the gun show
Topics: Mother Jones, Gun Shows, Arms Control, Guns, Rifles, Arming America
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May 9, 2008 Mother J ones
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Audio interview with Bernice Yeung, author of Mother Jones' article on Haitian paramilitary leader Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, "Constant Sorrow".
Topics: Emmanuel Constant, Haiti, Paramilitary Leader, Mortgage Fraud
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May 8, 2008 Mother Jones
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Laura McClure interviews Debra Dickerson about her book review of "The Myth of the Moral Majority" in Mother Jones magazine.
Topics: Moral Majority, Interview, Book Review, church, religion
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Apr 11, 2008 Mother Jones
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SF protests the Olympic torch's only North American stop.
Topics: politics, nation, world, olympics, olympic torch, torch, beijing, san francisco
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Apr 8, 2008 Audio produced by Peter Meredith and Gary Moskowitz
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Meet the Ku Klux Klan's seamstress of hate couture.
Topics: KKK, ku klux klan, seamstress
Community Audio
Mar 4, 2008
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Justine Sharrock talks about the songs that were used to torture detainees in Iraq and Guantanamo
Topics: Mother Jones, torture, songs, music, Iraq, Guantanamo
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Sep 26, 2007
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As climate change melts the permafgrost, Arctic villages slip into the sea, taking a way of life with them. Here is audio taken from one such village, Shishmaref, Alaska.
Topics: Climate change, Arctic, Alaska, Inupiaq
Mother Jones Radio
Jul 25, 2007
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Mother Jones interviews Henry Rollins. July 25, 2007
Topics: Mother Jones, Henry Rollins
Mother Jones Radio
May 11, 2007
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Mother Jones Radio
Mar 23, 2007
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Mar 11, 2007
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Mar 1, 2007
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Topic: Ebadi, Iran
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Jan 29, 2007
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Jan 27, 2007
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Jan 26, 2007
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Jan 6, 2007 Mother Jones Radio
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Jan 5, 2007 Mother Jones Radio
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This weekend on Mother Jones Radio, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on what it means now to be a Democrat – and how that's different from just months ago. Also, why do some people so rabidly hate Hillary Clinton? Mother Jones and "This American Life" contributor Jack Hitt explains. And we talk to Josh Rushing – once a Marine in Iraq, now a correspondent for Al Jazeera's new English-language channel. Plus, we speak with the president of the Women's Funding Network about the power...
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Topics: Montana, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, Marines, Al Jazeera, Women's Organizations
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This week, we check in on Afghanistan with Sarah Chayes, who recently authored "The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban." Also, writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben takes a look at whether corporate social responsibility is for real — or if it's just "greenwashing." Plus, some American highways are being sold off to the highest bidder, leaving multinationals and Wall Street firms sitting happy on piles of cash. Interstate 90 in Indiana, the...
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Topics: Afghanistan, Taliban, American infrastructure, privatization, Pinochet
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Dec 14, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Dec 8, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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How will former CIA head Robert Gates' turn as defense secretary affect Iraq and the military? We hear from CIA veteran and military expert Mel Goodman. Also, we check in with the NAACP's Anurima Bhargava about the affirmative action cases the Supreme Court is now weighing. Plus, the new documentary "King Leopold’s Ghost" is a vivid look the Congo's colonial past, and how the country's history contributes to its current problems. We speak with actor James Cromwell, who lends his...
Topics: Robert Gates, CIA, defense secretary, Iraq, military, affirmative action, Supreme Court, Congo,...
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Dec 8, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Dec 1, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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This week, the fight over global warming went all the way to the Supreme Court. The Bush administration says greenhouse gases don't pollute. Twelve states and multiple environmental groups say they do – and that they must be regulated. We check in with Natural Resources Defense Council's lead counsel for the case, David Doniger. Plus, Sridhar Pappu tells us about his new Mother Jones article, "Lou Dobbs Turns on the CEOs." Sara Shipley Hiles and Marina Walker Guevara expose how one...
Topics: global warming, greenhouse gases, outsourcing pollution, Lou Dobbs, Bush administration, exonerated
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Nov 27, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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We begin this week with an update on events in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East. University of San Francisco politics professor and peace and justice studies chair Stephen Zunes brings us up to date on the latest turmoil, including the assassination of a Christian cabinet minister in Lebanon. Plus, Mother Jones' current issue has a special focus on corporate social responsibility. While some companies are simply "greenwashing" their images by making minor changes to their...
Topics: Lebanon, Middle East, greenwashing, corporate social responsibility, Interface, conservatives,...
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Nov 17, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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We talk to Swanee Hunt, Bill Clinton's ambassador to Austria, about her new memoir, "Half-Life of a Zealot," and her work empowering women around the world to fight for peace. Also, Mother Jones writer and filmmaker Brian Palmer talks about how U.S. Marines are trained to deal with the situation on the ground in Iraq. Plus, UC-Berkeley's Zachary Shore explains why Europe is the breeding ground for radical Islam. He joins us to talk about his book, "Breeding Bin Ladens: America,...
Topics: Radical Islam, U.S. Marines, Iraq, empowering women, San Francisco values
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Nov 10, 2006 Mother Jones
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Nov 10, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Julia Whitty's newest article for Mother Jones magazine looks at potential global warming "tipping points" -- factors that could push us over the edge towards rapid climate change. What are those tipping points? How likely are they to happen? And will the coming turnover in the House and Senate have any impact on our ability to prevent them? Plus, we explore whether the Congressional turnover means a change from the culture of corruption. Will the Dems prove just as corrupt as Tom...
Topics: Julia Whitty, global warming, Congress, corruption, Jacl Abramoff, Tom DeLay
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Nov 3, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Nov 3, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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This weekend, we look at the upcoming midterm elections -- and what might happen if Democrats take control of the House or Senate. What are the hot races? Who's watching for fraud? And if the Democrats do get a House majority, can they get it together to make a real difference? We talk to Robert Borosage of the Institute for America's Future and Page Gardner of Women's Voices Women Vote. Plus, in Iraq, a prominent Baathist says the resistance is gearing up to hit the U.S. hard in January. Is...
Topics: Iraq, Mid-Term Election, voter fraud, Democrats, push poll
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Nov 1, 2006
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Nov 1, 2006
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Nov 1, 2006
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Grover Norquist survey in Iowa
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Oct 27, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Iraq will be the number one issue in the November election, says Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He explains why the CAP's Iraq Report Card finds Iraq "on the brink of collapse with growing violence, increased sectarian tensions, divisions in the Iraqi national government, and few significant advances in Iraq's economic reconstruction." Plus, we talk to two of the heroes of "Hacking Democracy," a new film about electronic voting fraud. Bev...
Topics: Iraq, mid-term election, voting fraud, Amir Abbas Fakhravar, Iran
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Oct 25, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Topics: George W. Bush, Biography, Mother Jones, Radio
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Oct 25, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Topics: Michael Franti, interview, spearhead, power to the peaceful
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Oct 25, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Oct 24, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Musician Michael Franti, frontman for folk funksters Spearhead, was so troubled by the Iraq war that he went to the Middle East to experience the conflict firsthand. Staying outside the American-controlled Green Zone, he "would just start playing music on a street corner, or walk down the street and play music for people. People would be drawn to it, and I was the first American they'd ever met that wasn't carrying an M-16." We talk to him about how he turned his experience into a new...
Topics: Michael Franti, Iraq, corporations, commons, George W. Bush, Sidney Blumenthal
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Oct 13, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Oct 9, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Topics: John Laesch, terrorism, politics, election
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Oct 9, 2006
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Topics: John Laesch, Iran, Politics, election
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Oct 6, 2006
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Topics: Linguist, Geoff Nunberg, Interview
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Oct 6, 2006
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Writer Gore Vidal is an outspoken critic of the Bush administration. He argues that the media "take everything the president says seriously. And of course, the dreadful vice president, who is in love with torture such as I've never seen...I mean, a real S&M administration is going on." Vidal tells us why he'll take to the streets on October 5 in support of World Can't Wait, and organization which wants to see Bush removed from office. Also, we talk to Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady,...
Topics: Gore Vidal, Bush administration, Jesus Camp, evangelical, politics, student, activists, student...
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Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky. Date recorded: May 15, 2006.
Topics: debate, Richard Pombo, Pete McClosky, California, Congress
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This week, we look at dissent within the Republican party and the military. First up, Republican leadership is divided over torture and the Geneva Conventions. Human Rights Watch's Joanne Mariner helps us sort out which congressional Republicans have stood up against the Bush administration's torture policies -- and why. "I think it's very relevant that the three Republicans who are fighting the Bush administration's approach are the three Republicans with probably the closest ties to the...
Topics: Republican, Geneva Conventions, Human Rights, Bush, Iraq, Democrats, congress
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What are the benefits and challenges of eating a local, sustainable diet? We speak with Michael Pollan, author of "Omnivore's Dilemma," who argues that we should think globally and eat locally. And Joel Salatin, the organic farmer Pollan wrote about in his recent Mother Jones article, checks in from his farm in Virginia. Plus, Jane Goodall tells us why she's still optimistic about the future of the environment, even in the face of today's environmental troubles. She's inspired by...
Topics: Mother Jones Radio, sustainable, Michael Pollan, Jane Goodall, environment, Iraq, military...
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Three decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's "dirty warriors" tortured Hector Salgado. Now he's tracking them down -- with a camera crew. Salgado tells guest host Peter Laufer about his campaign to confront his abusers face-to-face, and the documentary he's making about the process. As he told Mother Jones magaine, "I’m not going there to beat anyone up. I’m not going to destroy anything. I’m going to confront them with the truth." Also, we talk with Merry...
Topics: Mother Jones Radio, Augusto Pinochet, torture, Iraq, war, Peter Singer, vegan, vegetarian, Bush, CIA
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"End of Oil" author Paul Roberts talks about rising oil and gas prices, and what they mean for consumers and politicians. Are cheap oil prices ever coming back? "No," he says bluntly. "We'll see prices spike and probably drop occasionally, but the average price of oil is very likely going to remain much higher than it's been for the past two decades." Plus, we speak with Craig Williams, one of the winners of the 2006 Goldman environmental awards. Williams'...
Topics: Mother Jones Radio, Oil, peak oil, environmental, chemical weapons, immigrants
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Greed, hubris, and religious fanaticism -- the stuff of empires past, or a description of America's current elected leaders? We talk to former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips, author of "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century." Also, we speak with Nick Cron-De Vico, winner of the "Report it Now" high school journalism contest sponsored by the makers of "Good Night, and Good Luck." Plus, what...
Topics: Mother Jones Radio, Republican, Religion, Oil, journalism, Rumsfeld, torture, Guantanamo,...
What would you do if you thought your government had been taken over by corporate interests, unaccountable officials, and extremists? We talk to several authors and thinkers who are taking on the current state of corruption. Iraq war veteran Paul Reickhoff talks about "Chasing Ghosts," which details how his experience in Baghdad led him to conclude that America's mission in Iraq was deeply flawed. Michael Newman explains "Teaching Defiance," which argues that education and...
Topics: Mother Jones Radio, corporate, extremists, corruption, Baghdad, Government, racism, Iraq, Africa
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Sep 14, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Sonali Kolhatkar, author "Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence," argues that "the sheer presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has caused an increase in violence in the last five years." She tells us that troops are "going door to door, kicking down doors. They're rounding up men in communities. They're detaining them, they're torturing them, they're taking intelligence from one set of tribal leaders who might have troubles with...
Topics: Afghanistan, Taliban, Iran, Lebanon, Republican, foreclosure
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Sep 8, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, are we really making progress against terrorism? We speak with Matt Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," about the Bush administration's mixed record on fighting terrorism. Plus, if George Bush won't enact emission caps to fight global warming, Arnold Schwarzenegger will. The Union of Concerned Scientists' Jason Mark looks into how the state of California is stepping up to fight global warming --...
Topics: terrorism, Bush, Schwarzenegger, global warming, military contractors, Chicago
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Sep 6, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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McKenzie Funk tells us the story of one falsely accused "enemy combatant" who spent almost two years at Guantanamo. Funk tells us how a young man selling pencils on the streets of Peshawar found himself bound, gagged, and on a plane to Cuba. Funk tells us about the detainee's worst week at Guantanamo. "They put him in what he calls the 'metal box'," says Funk. "It was a small metal box with some sort of metal coil in the roof...it was completely sealed. There was a...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, politics, detainee, Guantanamo
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Sep 1, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Sep 1, 2006
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Sep 1, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Aug 25, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, politics
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David Brock of press watchdog Media Matters turns a critical eye on the New York Times. Since the Times broke the story of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretaps, almost no one's been happy. Conservatives like Ann Coulter call the paper the "Treason Times;" progressives question why the story wasn't released sooner. Who's right? And what's the inside story behind the paper's decision to hold the scoop? Also, Republican congressman Walter B. Jones has radically changed...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, wiretap, Bush, Iraq
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Aug 23, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Check out our interviews with Michael Kazin on populism, Mark Levine on net neutrality, and Amy Sullivan on progressive evangelicals. Plus, listen as our own Angie Coiro co-hosts the Peter B. Collins Show on day one and day two of the conference.
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, politics, progressive
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Aug 23, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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This week, we hear the best of Mother Jones Radio from 2005. We chat with "first lady of the press" Helen Thomas and science writer Chris Mooney. They tackle mainstream media’s shoddy political and science coverage. We also hear from FDA whistleblower David Graham, who government officials told to be quiet when he found that Vioxx raised heart attack risks. Plus, we get a warning from writer John Sugg about the Christian reconstruction movement, which wants the U.S. to convert to...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, politics, Christian, FDA
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Mother Jones Washington bureau chief James Ridgeway thinks Capitol Hill is overdue for the next blockbuster investigation. In his article "Sweet Subpoena," he outlines nine different issues Congress should investigate -- if it ever gets the guts. He tells us that Congress should check out "who's being surveilled, when did it start, what's the purpose of this, who's involved, and so on." Find out what other investigations top his list. Also, Middle East correspondent David...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, Lebanon, politics, Mexico, border
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Aug 11, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Aug 10, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Who wants to invade Iran? Joe Cirincione of the Center for American Progress says the neoconservatives want to, but he doesn't think they'll succeed: "I don't believe that the neocons for all their big bluster, for all their big lie techniques, are going to be able to do to us what they did in 2001 and 2003." Plus, Suellen Miller says a simple, $150 device can save the lives of thousands of women around the world who are at risk from dying during childbirth. Miller explains the...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, blog, politics, Iran, women, global warming, progressive
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Aug 4, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Independent journalist Dahr Jamail is reporting for Mother Jones from southern Lebanon. He talks with us about the latest political developments in the current Middle East conflict, and tells us what things look like on the ground. Also, is the Bush administration looking for good intelligence on Iran -- or for faulty intelligence that will support an invasion? We talk to Laura Rozen, whose recent article exposed how several U.S. officials sought bad intelligence from a known liar who played a...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, politics
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John Dean gained fame as the former Nixon legal counsel who became the star witness in the Watergate prosecution. Now he's back in the spotlight with a new book that claims the Republican party is being run by extremist "conservatives without conscience." Dean tells why he's optimistic that the party can move back to the center. Also, the IRS is slashing the number of auditors who work on gift and estate taxes -- in other words, taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Does this amount to...
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John Dean gained fame as the former Nixon legal counsel who became the star witness in the Watergate prosecution. Now he's back in the spotlight with a new book that claims the Republican party is being run by extremist "conservatives without conscience." Dean tells why he's optimistic that the party can move back to the center. Also, the IRS is slashing the number of auditors who work on gift and estate taxes -- in other words, taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Does this amount to...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, blog, politics
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Jul 24, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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An 18-minute interview with linguist George Lakoff, author of "Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea." This is a longer version of the interview originally broadcast on Mother Jones Radio's July 23, 2006 show.
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Jul 21, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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We talk to linguist George Lakoff, who argues that conservatives and liberals have very different definitions of the word "freedom." "There is a radically different and frightening notion of what extremists on the right call 'freedom' shaping our culture and our political life," he warns. Lakoff talks about the right's use of the word and decodes a July 7 statement by George Bush on "freedom" in Iraq. We also hear from Harlan Ullman of the Center for Strategic and...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, blog, politics
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Jul 14, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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If you like your news served up like fast-food Nuggets, Morey's Minute is sure to satisfy. Host Morey Meniscus (Yes, you've seen his byline in WeekTime magazine) is keenly aware that his next big scoop might be just around the corner, whether he knows it or not. With an established insider status that could only come from years of work as a cog in the Washington press machine, Morey has truly earned his reputation as a Mainstream reporter with a capital M! Yessir, when Morey approaches the...
Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, politics, Morey, Meniscus
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The White House finally admitted this week that prisoners at Guantanamo have civil rights. We talk to Joseph Margulies, the lead attorney in one case that broke Bush's unconstitutional stance. Margulies is also the author of "Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power." Also, former U.S. senator Gary Hart joins the fight against the radical religious right with his book "God And Caesar in America." He tells us that not only is the church a danger to the state -- the...
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Jul 7, 2006 Mother Jones Radio
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Increasing number of American soldiers are speaking out against the Iraq war. Peter Laufer talks about his new book, "Mission Rejected," which tells the stories of some of those soldiers. Also, artifical reproductive technologies have created a glut of unused frozen embryos -- 500,000 and rising. What should parents and the medical establishment do with them? Mother Jones correspondent Liza Mundy investigates. Plus, how do Americans use and abuse power over each other in everyday...
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In the premiere broadcast, Mother Jones Radio exposes junk scientists and pseudo-journalists who say global warming is a hoax - and who get millions of dollars from ExxonMobil. Investigative journalist Ross Gelbspan discusses why mainstream media coverage of global warming has failed. Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science," tells us how ExxonMobil is one of the last - and loudest - holdouts in the campaign to deny the dangers of global warming. Plus, we'll talk to Dr....
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Mother Jones contributor Robert Dreyfuss argues that the Bush administration's conflict with Iran has little to do with nukes, and a lot to do with empire-building. "You have to wonder why the Middle East is always the center of so much attention when it's such a big world out there. It *might* have something to do with the fact that two-thirds of the world's oil comes from the Persian Gulf." Next, Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson says that Bush's support of an anti-gay...
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This week's show: Representative John Conyers talks to us about Iraq and political corruption. With the bribery charges swirling around Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, can the Democrats continue to claim the political high road? Next, we meet Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager whose story inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda." He weighs in about his new book and the current situation in Darfur. Plus: The directors of "The War Tapes" gave cameras to five American soldiers...
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What happens when 3000 leading progressives come together? We give you the answer, broadcasting from the Take Back America conference in Washington, DC. Host Angie Coiro speaks with insiders who have their fingers on the pulse of today's progressive movement. Progressive Majority leader Gloria Totten makes an argument for why liberals shouldn't give up on the Democrats. Sunlight Foundation director Ellen Miller tells us how corruption is changing voters' attitudes about the fall elections. We...
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